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Australian Academy of Science releases STEM education wish list

STEM education is the Australian Academy of Science’s number one election priority, as per a policy statement released yesterday. Unveiled by academy president professor Andrew Holmes during a speech in Canberra, the group of distinguished scientists’ objectives include getting Australian schools’ students into the ...

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Opinion: OT reforms would lead to unis playing ducks and drakes

National Tertiary Education Union industrial relations claim threatens the demise of the academy and international competitiveness. Academic staff at Australian Universities enjoy flexible working hours and freedom to pursue their research and intellectual interests within their disciplines with only minimal ...

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Relive FUTUREPROOF 2016 with our play-by-play blog

Doltone House in Sydney played host to FUTUREPROOF 2016, a meeting of higher education minds to debate and discuss the major issues affecting the Australian university and VET sectors. Speakers including VCs Barney Glover and Peter Coaldrake, Senator Kim Carr, ...

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Options paper release draws praise

The higher education sector has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s release of an options – or discussion – paper to garner feedback from stakeholders as to the direction of policy. The paper has been referred to as a reset button that ...

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